Friars Routed at BU

Providence
College Men's Hockey Falls At No. 2/3 Boston University, 6-1

Shane Luke scores for the
Friars.

BOSTON, Mass. — The Providence College men's
hockey team was defeated by No. 2/3 Boston University, 6-1, Friday night in a
Hockey East game played at Agganis Arena in Boston, Mass.  The
Terriers scored four times in the in the first period and never looked
back.

 

Boston
University (14-6-1, 11-4-1 Hockey East) took a 1-0 lead 1:31 into the game as
Sahir Gill scored from in close for his seventh goal of the season. 
Alex Chiasson, Ryan Santana and Adam Clendening also scored in the latter
part of the period to give BU a four-goal cushion.  Providence
(9-10-2, 7-6-1) outshot the Terriers, 11-6, in the first 20 minutes and had two
power plays, but could not convert.

 

The
Friars pulled to within 4-1 in the second period when freshman Shane Luke
(Dauphin, Man.) scored his first collegiate goal at 8:59.  Luke
pounced on a loose puck in front and fired several shots before notching the
goal.  Senior Matt Bergland (Faribault, Minn.) and freshman Drew
Brown (Grass Lake, Mich.) assisted on the goal.

 

Senior
Justin Gates (Cranston, R.I.) who came into the game in the first period, made a
season-high 27 saves for the Friars.  Kieran Milan had 36 stops for
the Terriers, who finished with a 39-37 advantage in shots.

 

In the
third period, the Terriers took advantage of a five-minute power play and scored
twice to increase their lead to 6-1.

The two
teams will complete the weekend series at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 at
Schneider Arena.

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